so difficulft for many women intimidated by professionals. The last birth I attend was of a lady that was told that she had to be induced because the placenta was bad! She gave birth with 41 weeks beautifully at home.
I know, Mary Zwart, I know... The psychological terrorism of a bad placenta, of the insufficient amniotic fluid, of a too big baby... Poor women...
I was told all those things except the too big of baby part, they were telling me my baby could lose weight in utero! I did lots of my own research so I called B.S. on all their pressure techniques, but the Dr's manner made the last 12 days (post date) incredibly stressful which is not what a mama needs before birth.
40, or 41, or 42, or 43, or more... don't presume all babies take the same time to be ready. I have had three baby girls, all at different gestations of their OWN choosing and timing. One at 42, one at 41+5 and one at 42+2. Good friend of mine only just had her babe this month, at 45 weeks!
I went to 43+1
My older son was born at 42 weeks..... he took his time being born.....I made sure that the birth was his own, not the Dr. nurses or hospital schedule.... I'm happy that I did.
We are not microwave ovens! Your body and your baby know when it's time for birth.
LOL.. what? we don't go beep?
I am on my 40 week and I can wait until my baby girl wants to come. If she is too comfy it is for a reason, if it is passed the 41 week then we will do all natural ways to poke her and remind her that we are ready to meet her and see her!
The best idea ever..
Les apoyo, ya era hora!
Let baby pick her birthday not doctors, Hospitals, or her parents!
waited on all three to make their entrance when they were ready.....do not have any regrets.
Absolutely! Although I was induced on my first, after I was two weeks late and walked around dilated to 4 without any sign of contractions! Umbilical issues ended in C-section, :-(! But my second was born Vbac, with no problems 20 1/2 months later.